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Tips for small families: buying the right appliances

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EWF85761 Time Manager – a front load washing machine with 7kg capacity. The time manager feature with ‘delayed start’ times the wash so that it’s ready when you want it.EWT704 T-Drive Agitator – a top load washing machine with a 7kg capacity. Anti-tangle and anti-residue features ensure a cleaner wash, while an eco-programme saves up to 50% of water used.EDV705/G Venting Dryer – A 7kg capacity dryer that offers excellent value for money for small families.EWW1274 Time Manager Washer Dryer – A 7kg capacity washer dryer that also includes the Time Manager features for a wash that fits both your laundry and schedule.EBM5107SC – This 510 litre two-door bottom mount refrigerator is large enough to meet a small family’s needs while containing  multiple compartments with practical features such as a door alarm, Fresh Logic deodoriser  and spill-safe shelves, among others.EGG7432S cooking hob– This stylish cook top made of tempered glass is compact yet powerful, with two wok burners and one mid-sized burner. Perfect for Asian-style cooking, and its glass surface ensures  that it is easy to clean.EFC9588X Silent Chimney Hood – This slim and sleek chimney hood has an extraction rate of 1500m3/hour, high enough for most apartment kitchens. It also features low operational noise so it causes minimal disturbance to your family and young ones.ZUSG3900 Ultra Silencer Green – This powerful vacuum cleaner with a long reach cord boasts the performance of a 2000W cleaner with just a 1250W motor. Yet, it is four times quieter than the average vacuum, perfect for a peaceful cleaning experience. As an added plus, it is made of recyclable material and uses 33% less energy than comparable models.

First-time homeowners may find that getting the right appliances for their family can be a tricky affair. Appliances come in all shapes, sizes and features. While the temptation is great to get only the largest and best for your loved ones, chances are they might be underutilised and less energy efficient for a small family.

Here are some suggestions for home appliances that are best suited to  families of between two and four  people:

Washing machine

Washing machines are most energy efficient when used to wash a full load. For small families, machines with drum capacities of 6kg to 7kg is usually sufficient. Families who might be on a budget will find that top load washers  typically cost less than front load ones.  Front loads however, are more environmentally friendly as they use less energy and water to wash clothes.

Recommended models:

EWF85761 Time Manager – a front load washing machine with 7kg capacity. The time manager feature with ‘delayed start’ times the wash so that it’s ready when you want it.

EWF85761 - STD

EWT704 T-Drive Agitator – a top load washing machine with a 7kg capacity. Anti-tangle and anti-residue features ensure a cleaner wash, while an eco-programme saves up to 50% of water used.

EWT704_STD

Dryer

As with your washing machine, get a dryer with a capacity suited to the size of your family. First time homeowners might find the need to fit appliances into a compact space, but most compact dryers tend to have 3kg capacities, which isn’t enough for a family. If space is a concern, consider a washer dryer combination appliance.

Recommended models:

EDV705/G Venting Dryer – A 7kg capacity dryer that offers excellent value for money for small families.

EDV705-1

EWW1274 Time Manager Washer Dryer – A 7kg capacity washer dryer that also includes the Time Manager features for a wash that fits both your laundry and schedule.

EWW1274-1

Refrigerators

Small families will find that a freestanding full-size refrigerator with a capacity of about 400 to 500 litres is usually sufficient for their needs. Families with small children may also want to look for fridges with an external finish that is easy to clean, or at least limit fingerprint marks.  Also consider if your family requires extra features like external water and ice dispensers or mounted digital displays, as they tend to increase the cost and require more effort to install and maintain.

Recommended model:

EBM5107SC – This 510 litre two-door bottom mount refrigerator is large enough to meet a small family’s needs while containing  multiple compartments with practical features such as a door alarm, Fresh Logic deodoriser  and spill-safe shelves, among others.

EBM5107SA

Cooking hobs and hoods

This really depends on the type of cooking you do and the size of the meals you prepare. Gas burners are preferable for wok cooking, but induction hobs are safer and easier to clean. Usually, a stove top with three burners is enough for a small family.

Pair the hob with the right cooker hood to ensure cooking smells and odours don’t stay in the home after the meal. Typically, a cooker hood’s extraction rate should commensurate with the size and volume of the kitchen.

Recommended models:

EGG7432S cooking hob– This stylish cook top made of tempered glass is compact yet powerful, with two wok burners and one mid-sized burner. Perfect for Asian-style cooking, and its glass surface ensures  that it is easy to clean.

EGG7432S

EFC9588X Silent Chimney Hood – This slim and sleek chimney hood has an extraction rate of 1500m3/hour, high enough for most apartment kitchens. It also features low operational noise so it causes minimal disturbance to your family and young ones.

EFC9588X-STD

Vacuum cleaners

Let’s face it, young kids are a joy to bring up but they do make a mess at times. A powerful vacuum cleaner is your answer.  Get one with  a long reach cord and easy handling features for  apartment dwellers.

Recommended models:

ZUSG3900 Ultra Silencer Green – This powerful vacuum cleaner with a long reach cord boasts the performance of a 2000W cleaner with just a 1250W motor. Yet, it is four times quieter than the average vacuum, perfect for a peaceful cleaning experience. As an added plus, it is made of recyclable material and uses 33% less energy than comparable models.

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